Cargo Fever

Cargo Fever

Cargo Fever, Published by Tindal Street Press 2007

Cargo Fever, published by Tindal Street Press in 2007, is a philosophical romp that takes as its starting point Indonesian stories of the orang pendek – literally “short man”, a kind of diminutive tropical yeti — to explore the sometimes fuzzy boundaries between gods, human beings, animals, and other kinds of others.

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Buckingham is a wonderful storyteller and paints a vivid picture of Indonesian life… Another triumph for this small Birmingham publisher.”Birmingham Post
Cargo Fever is my first novel. It was closely based on my own experience of living in the Tanimbar Islands of Indonesia, and was published back in 2007 by Tindal Street Press.

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